What do S Abishek, Sandhya Shree, Rubashree, Praveen R and Maria Monisha have in common?
Well they are all pursuing graduate studies in Universities. Abishek is doing his final year BBA in CMR Institute of Management Studies, Sandhya is doing her BCA in St. Anne’s Girls Degree College, Rubashree is doing her Ist year B.Sc in Bishop Cotton’s Women’s College, Praveen is doing his first year B.Com in St.Joseph’s College and Maria Monisha is doing her Ist year B.Com in St.Anne’s First Grade College for Women.
All these are prestigious Colleges located in Bangalore.
Well, What is so extraordinary about all of them pursuing University education?
What is extra ordinary though, is that Abishek’s father is an auto driver who wouldn’t have been able to pay the college fees of Rs.63,000/- p.a,
Sandhya’s father a cab driver who couldn’t afford the College fees of Rs.47,000/- p.a, Rubashree’s father a painter who couldn’t afford the college fees of Rs.44,620/- p.a, Praveen’s father is a coolie who couldn’t afford his college fees of Rs.27,150/- p.a. and Maria Monisha’s father is a carpenter who wouldn’t have been able to pay her College fees of Rs.39,000/-p.a.
All of them are pursuing University education because of the Loan Scholarship Scheme of the Maria Seva Sangha where the entire fees are paid by the MSS as an interest free loan which is recovered in 10 or 12 easy instalments.
Over the years 1164 needy students have availed of these loan scholarships to pursue higher studies. Considering their backgrounds/ financial status this is really a feather in your cap as your donations to the Maria Seva Sangha have made this possible. Please continue the good work!
Donations to this Scheme are eligible for 50% tax exemption under Sec 80G of the Income Tax Act.
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Ms. Preethi wished all those present and she introduced herself to them. She said that she was currently working in Capgemini as a research analyst. She graduated in 2016 from the reputed institution ‘Jyothi Nivas’ and specialised in psychology (child and Industrial). She said that she associated with NGO’s like Little Sisters of the Poor, an old age home, as a part of her work. That is how she came to know about Maria Seva Sangha who provided her with financial and moral support to pursue her education and who made all her dreams come true.
She emphasised that the support she has received from MSS has repeatedly played a key role in her career towards her success. She expressed a desire to contribute to the organisation and help educate others.
She, once again, expressed her deepest thanks to the President and the members of MSS for their accomplishment in helping the needy and asked for God’s blessings to grant them more for their betterment.
Ms. Shirley Leo, who passed out from Mount Carmel College, after completing her B.Com, gave a brief talk informing the members present of her experience with the Education Scholarship Scheme of the Maria Seva Sangha.
She said that she had completed 2 years of her B.Com from Mount Carmel College and there was a problem regarding her finances in order to pay the fees for her final year.
She heard the announcement in Church about the ‘interest free’ loan given by MSS for students to complete their education. She applied to MSS for this loan and got Rs.55,000/-. She then successfully completed her degree and now is working with Wipro. She thanked Maria Seva Sangha for helping her.